Monday, March 1, 2010

Poignant Quotes You Remember

Sometimes, when you are reading or maybe listening to someone, you will hear words that stick with you for a long time.  It may not be anything you don't already know, but something about the way it is phrased or the context makes it memorable.  It seems I have come across more of these in the last few days than I have in awhile so I'm sharing.

From "The Five People You Meet In Heaven":

"Parents do not let their children go.  Children leave their parents.  Instead of looking to their parents for approval, they look at their own accomplishments as their gauge."

"The water was below the roots of their love."

"All parents damage their children."

"Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves."

"Strangers are family you have yet to come to know."

"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on.....

"Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to........courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down."

Here are a couple I remember from "Stones Into Schools:

"A village called New York was just bombed."   (spoken by someone in Afganistan)

"Style is everything".  (referring to learning to communicate with those unlike you)

Lots more good ones escape me.  What do you remember?


  1. I haven't read either book. I've heard that Albom's is highly recommmended, and it's on my list to do.

  2. I haven't read the book either, but I have to now after reading those quotes!

  3. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.

  4. I have not read the book but I will add it to the list of those that I want to read.Thank you for stopping by my blog,and leaving me a comment i like your blog and will follow it.

  5. I haven't read either of those, but great quotes!

  6. I haven't read these book either. But some of the qoutes are interesting! Like the one about parents not losing their kids but the kids leaving their parents. My kids are little. I am not looking forward to them leaving me...yet

  7. What a great list of quotes! I love them and though some are a bit painful they are all true.

  8. The Five People You Meet In heaven is one of my favourite books, in my top 10 in fact. It really is one of those books that changes you.Thanks for sharing this with us.

  9. I have not heard this book either.
    I need to add this to my book list.
    Have a great day, Sandra!
    I heart you and your lovely blog!
    Betty xx

  10. Only quotes from movies.

    Mawiage...Mawiage is what bwings us togevew.

  11. Thanks everybody. I think quotes touch people in a particular way. They stay with us in a way that makes a difference. Love you all.

  12. I have to read the first one!! It is on my to do list! Love the quotes!!


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